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Jim Judy

Jim Judy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Patriots Day (2017) An offering that hits the right emotional notes at the right dramatic moments. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jan 13, 2017
33% Monster Trucks (2017) You're kidding, right? (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Material, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jan 13, 2017
33% Live By Night (2017) Individual sequences, moments and performances sometimes work fairly well. Yet, as a collective whole, the overall experience isn't as successful. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jan 13, 2017
88% Lion (2016) It's a well-told and engaging tale that's all the more remarkable in that it's based on a true story. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jan 6, 2017
92% Hidden Figures (2017) Considering it could be an inspirational calling card for girls and kids of all colors to brandish their smarts in the world of science and math, that only makes it all the better. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jan 6, 2017
87% A Monster Calls (2017) A highly imaginative, engaging and emotionally touching film. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jan 6, 2017
84% Silence (2017) It's fairly fascinating stuff, but the filmmaker unnecessarily drags it out to a running time north of 160 minutes. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Nudity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Jan 6, 2017
40% Why Him? (2016) Outrageous, sexualized and gross-out bits can only carry a film so far, and it's the rest of the material that ultimately shortchanges and undermines the offering. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sex, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 23, 2016
70% Sing (2016) While little kids might eat up the sights and sounds of various animals belting out familiar songs, older kids and adults might not be quite as enamored. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Crude Humor, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 23, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) An okay ride for a while, but ultimately one you wouldn't want to have as your only movie to own if facing decades of travel on board a deep space journey. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Material, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 23, 2016
95% Fences (2016) If you want to watch some powerhouse performances in a well-told film about masculinity and family dynamics from a bygone era, "Fences" is for you. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 23, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) A terrific modern day musical that often feels like and certainly harkens back to such genre pics of old. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 16, 2016
12% Collateral Beauty (2016) There's no denying that the jarring tonal shifts and less than subtle greeting card sentiments and platitudes don't do the film any favors. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 16, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) This is a film lover's dream if you enjoy watching actors and filmmakers performing at the top of their game. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 16, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) I enjoyed the film that nicely balances being its own standalone offering and one that pays homage to and serves as an important thread in the sci-fi series. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Stuff, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 14, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) Little if any of this covers any real new ground, but there's something about the way Jenkins has assembled & presented it that makes the story, characters, & themes feel fresh. (Full Content Review - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 9, 2016
89% Loving (2016) Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga embody the Lovings through exceptionally strong performances. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Racism, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 9, 2016
72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Nothing short of mesmerizing. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 9, 2016
69% Miss Sloane (2016) An Oscar-worthy lead performance by Jessica Chastain. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 9, 2016
88% Jackie (2016) Powerful and profoundly spectacular. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Dec 9, 2016
54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Rules might not have applied for the real-life Hughes, but they certainly do in filmmaking and telling a story. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sex, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Nov 25, 2016
95% Moana (2016) The computer animation is nothing short of amazing to behold. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Stuff, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Nov 25, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Imagine if you didn't buy into the core romance of "Romeo & Juliet." The ending wouldn't have as much impact, and that's the case here. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sex, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Nov 25, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Decent enough as the introductory chapter to what's hopefully something a bit more engaging, captivating and magical. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Stuff, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Nov 18, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The edgy, funny and sometimes brutally honest "The Edge of Seventeen" is a film worth seeing. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Nov 18, 2016
71% Bleed For This (2016) I really got into this film and its remarkable real-life story. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Nov 18, 2016
75% Trolls (2016) There's enough "adult" material to keep parents and others amused and engaged, and the overall tone and pacing make the overall pic darn difficult to resist. (Full Content Review for Parents - Scary stuff, Crude Humor, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Nov 11, 2016
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) One can easily be led to believe this is just another of those green recruit goes to war and grows up stories. It is that, but so much more. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Nudity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Nov 11, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) While watching "Inferno," you might think you're traveling through your own version of Dante's nine circles of Hell. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Content, etc. - Also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 28, 2016
82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Is it a great horror pic? The Ouija board would likely point to "no," but if asked if it's a decent enough offering in the genre, it would easily slide over to the affirmative answer. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 21, 2016
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Tries to keep up with the cinema's best action-comedies, but it ends up failing in that quest. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 21, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) I found the offering far better and more engaging than I was anticipating, with solid work from all involved. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 14, 2016
76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) If you grew up on the likes of Pryor, Carlin, Murphy and others, this might not come off as brilliant, but it's still an enjoyable enough diversion. (Full Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - Also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 14, 2016
60% Desierto (2016) A stripped down chase flick. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 14, 2016
56% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Kids of the same age might find some escapist joy in watching the kid best the adult. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Bullying, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 8, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) For the most part, it works and is engaging enough to keep most viewers interested to see how things play out. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 8, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) It's decent, but as a look back at a pivotal moment in race relations in our country, it just didn't feel as powerful to me as it could and should have. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity, etc. - Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Oct 8, 2016
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Most viewers will be completely engaged from start to finish, particularly once the mayhem, action, and survival attempt sequences kick in. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 30, 2016
31% Masterminds (2016) The whole thing is annoying and bad. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 30, 2016
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The offering pretty much works as a whole, taking familiar elements and mixing them into something that feels somewhat fresh. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Scenes, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 30, 2016
63% Storks (2016) It will likely leave a smile on your face, a possible tear in your eye, and a warm and fuzzy feeling all over. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary stuff, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 23, 2016
92% Queen of Katwe (2016) A winning underdog pic where newcomer Madina Nalwanga shines. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 23, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Certainly not magnificent, but decent enough for what it's trying to do and be. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 23, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) Decent, but beyond addressing some important matters that every citizen should (already) know about, it's not as remarkable a film as it could and should have been. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Sex, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 15, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) There is a smattering of amusing moments here and there, yet much of this is played far too broadly and goofily for my tastes. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 15, 2016
36% Blair Witch (2016) Certainly better than the first sequel but not as effective at inducing terror and fright as the original flick. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Violence, Scares, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 15, 2016
85% Sully (2016) Compelling and engaging from start to finish. (Full Content Review for Parents - Profanity, Tense Scenes, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 9, 2016
15% The Wild Life (2016) One is likely to wish that as much attention and effort would have been put into crafting an engaging story and characters as making the visuals pop. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Scary Stuff for young kids, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 9, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) If you want to see this sort of story told in an excellent fashion, check out "Ex Machina." If you're curious about how not to do it, here's your prime example. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 2, 2016
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) While viewer opinion might differ, I came out with not much more than a "meh" response to everything the film has to offer. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, etc. - also Available) ‐ Screen It!
Posted Sep 2, 2016